- also known as San Juan de los Remedios, is a town and municipality located 3 miles (4.8 km) from the northern coast of Cuba, in the center of the island.
- belongs to the province Villa Clara.
- is one of the oldest cities of Cuba (1514)
- has more than 45000 inhabitants.
- is less than an hour from the beach resorts in the Santa Maria - Las Brujas cays both situated north of the province.